Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa today said, they are ready to accept responsibility for not being able to prevent the Easter Sunday attacks as a member of the previous regime.
He also called for a proper probe to identify the real perpetrators who were behind the attack.
Speaking during the Opposition Leader's mobile service programme in Bundala, Mr. Premadasa said it is the people’s desire to see a real transparent probe taking place to find the real culprits behind the Easter Sunday attacks.
“It is the view of the people that the real criminals behind the Easter Sunday attacks are roaming freely at the moment. This is not a story that was fabricated by me, it the opinion of the common man in this country. Therefore a transparent probe is a paramount need at this moment,” Mr. Premadasa said,.
“The official stance of my party is that the terrorists and the drug traffickers and drug peddlers should be subject to capital punishment. It should be introduced through a legislation in Parliament. Some are criticising me for having taken this stand. However are we to keep the criminals in prisons throughout their lives using public funds?” he questioned.
Sri Lanka should find out as to why there is no terrorism and/or drug trafficking in Singapore, and should introduce a same set of laws here as well,” he stressed.(Yohan Perera )